You'll spend a lot of time outdoors when you're a serious gardener. It is much more enjoyable to be outdoors tending to your plants rather than fighting mosquitoes.

There are a variety of ways to keep mosquitoes away, but there are some plants that you can put in your backyard.

These beautiful plants can be planted to deter mosquitoes from your backyard and to keep them out.

They are great for planting!


The scent of horsemint is similar to citronella. It is found in the wild all over the Eastern United States. It is located all the way from Mexico up to Texas and up to Minnesota and Vermont. It thrives in sandy soils and is able to grow in USDA Zones 5-10. Native Americans used it to combat colds and flu. The essential oils that are high in thymol create an effective natural fungicide or bacterial retardant.


This wonderful herb is perfect to season. It also deters mosquitoes. The herb has been extensively used to repel mosquitoes. Rosemary is an Mediterranean native, and therefore likes dry, hot conditions and well-drained soil. It is resilient within USDA zones 8-10. It is best to grow it in pots when the climate is colder. It is possible to make high-quality rosemary essential oil if reside in an area in which rosemary isn't grown. Mix 4 drops rosemary essential oil and 1 cup of olive oil. Store it in a cool, dry location. If plants are able to grow in your area there is every reason to have your garden. It is an affordable and appealing way to improve the appearance of your exterior and keep natural repellents available to you.


Marigolds are used by organic gardeners to ward off Aphids. The scent of marigolds isn't liked by mosquitoes or some human. Marigolds, sun-loving perennials, are available in a variety of sizes and shapes to fit nearly any outdoor space. It is easy to plant with seeds.


The coumarin found in this adorable tiny bedding plant is what mosquitoes dislike. It is used in perfumery as well as in commercial mosquito repellents. But, it is not recommended to apply it on your skin. It's not a good idea to apply it to your skin in huge amounts. Ageratums are considered to be annuals.

A soft blue or white hue that is perfect for all outdoor plants.


Two kinds of plants are referred to as mosquito plants. The first one is part of the geranium family of plants, that was genetically engineered to have the citronella characteristics. While citronella can only be found in tropical regions It is widely known as a mosquito repellent. The plant is a blend of repelling qualities of citronella, and also a robust plant. It is able to grow in any place where Geraniums flourish. While some are skeptical about its effectiveness as a deterrent against mosquitoes, it's appealing enough to warrant the planting of it to enhance its aesthetic worth.

Agagastache cana is a different kind of mosquito plant. It's also known by various other names, such as giant Hummingbird Min, giant Hyssop and Texas Hummingbird M. It's quite appealing to hummingbirds as one would imagine. The plant is indigenous to New Mexico, but can also be located in Texas. It's actually part of the mint family, and its leaves emit an unpleasant smell when crushed. It is a perennial plant in its native habitat, and is located in USDA Zones 5a-9a. It blooms throughout the summer and into the beginning of fall, and is a magnet for the hummingbirds in their annual migration. It draws butterflies with its medium-sized, long flowers.


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Catnip is an ordinary repellent plant for mosquitoes. Recent studies have shown that catnip is able to repel mosquitoes 10 times more effectively than DEET. It's a perennial plant that is only available for a short period of time across the United States. It is easily grown from seeds and then quickly revived. The leaves are calming and intoxicating to cats.